MANTIS STARTER KITS
UPDATED: MARCH 2, 2014
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New to keeping mantids? Have we got a great deal for you! The starter package includes:
• a fully decorated mantis enclosure with coco bark substrate,
• a fine mist spray bottle,
• 10 bamboo skewers (to help wrangle smaller nymphs out of the enclosure, or to feed a treat of honey!),
• an order of appropriately-sized feeder flies (either fruit flies, houseflies or blue bottle flies)
• complete beginner care instructions and,
• a beautiful praying mantis nymph!
Our enclosures are all handmade & decorated (by Carey!), so please allow up to 3 business days for processing on orders containing enclosures. Thanks!
Small starter package - $26.00, or $36.00 for the Deluxe kit
Comes with 1 free Indian Flower Mantis (C. pictipennis), or Egyptian Mantis (M. paykullii)
Medium starter package - $30.00, or $40.00 for the Deluxe kit
Comes with 1 free Ghost Mantis (P. paradoxa)
Large starter package - $40.00, or $50.00 for the Deluxe kit
Comes with 1 free Giant African/Bush Mantis (S. viridis)
***Add the book "Keeping Aliens" by Orin McMonigle and A. Lasenby to your starter package by choosing the DELUXE starter package for only $10.00 more.
*New!* Teacher's Classroom Kit:
What a sweet deal! Here's a new kit with all of you educators in mind! You receive everything that comes in the regular starter kits, PLUS: a small jar of Flower Power Gold™ mantis treat, 30 toothpicks, 3 reproducibles pages (one crossword, one word search & one coloring page), and YOUR choice of any of the available species below (small species with small kits, and the like.) Please EMAIL us to let us know which species you would prefer AFTER you place your order...if you have no preference, just say so & we'll choose something nice for you!
As always, the deluxe kits come with a copy of Praying Mantids - Keeping Aliens, for educators that want to know more!
Like any other pet, mantises love a treat, too! Check out our newest item Mantis Treat Stix™!
These adult mantises are holdbacks that we have raised from nymphs. We are letting them go to new homes for various reasons, either we held back too many, or we no longer have mates for them. Either way they are at the end of their life cycle, and may only last for a few months. These would make great specimens for photography, show and tell, or breeding your own mantises.